Clarence Clemons, Bruce Springsteen’s late saxophonist, will be the subject of a new documentary.
Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am? will be premiered in select cities in July, before being given a home release 0n August 17.
Nick Mead, the Director, was a friend of Clemons, and tells the story of the saxophonist’s 40-year career performing with Springsteen, including delving into the “transcendent awakening” that he experienced before passing.
The documentary will include interviews with Joe Walsh, Nils Lofgren, Jake Clemons, and former President Bill Clinton.
Clemons was an inspiration to future audiences and performers alike. Sydney outfit Octave Inc explore how they were drawn to Clemons’ combo of pop/rock and saxophone.
Springsteen’s working days are far from over, as we recently heard him release his first new album in nearly five years.
Joe Amodei, runner of Virgil Films and producer of the documentary, says the film details Clarence’s quest for enlightenment, and is a love letter and farewell from those closest to him. Amodei said: “Clarence was a true Big Man… His spirituality rose to the top of every interview we conducted”.
We look forward to viewing this respectful homage to one of our generation’s great musical pioneers.